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Feb 15, 2008 10:43 AM

Chipotle Peppers in Adobe Sauce

I see lots of recipes requesting chipotle pepper in adobe sauce and for some reason I can't find this product. Anyone know where I can find cans of this stuff in the Oakville/Mississauga area? Thanks!

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  1. I've been very successful at No Frills in Toronto. Definitely start your search there. They come in a can, and are produced by HERDEZ.

    1. Loblaws and as mentioned, No Frills. I can even buy it at the IGA near me. (Pape IGA)

      1. The Herdez brand is available at just about every supermarket. Look where they keep the taco shells and stuff.

        1. I used Chipotle Peppers in tomato sauce for a chili recipe and it turned out great. Does anyone know what the Adobe sauce actually is?

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          1. re: pantone

            Actually found this online from Herdez:

            Smoked red jalapeño peppers in spices, vinegar, tomatoes and ancho chiles. A chipotle pepper is a red Jalapeño chile, ripened, dried, and smoked through a special process. Derived from the Aztec word meaning smoke, jalapeños are placed over huge pits and smoke is blown through tunnels running underground. Chipotle Characteristics - A unique warm heat and smoky flavor , chipotles are packed in a red adobo sauce made from lightly seasoned tomato broth. Embasa chipotles are completely shielded from all the elements during processing to produce an exceptional product. Tan - brown, veined and ridged, they are 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) long and 2.5 cm (1 inch) in diameter. Medium-thick fleshed, with a subtle deep rounded heat, they are excellent in sauces, soups, and as a seasoning for meats and stews.

            Surely it's the weekend and I can go home now...

            1. re: pantone

              Not to be nit-picky, but this is Chow after all... Adobo sauce! not Adobe.

              And yes pretty much every supermarket in Toronto now carries the Herdez brand.


            2. Easy to find. San Marcos and Herdez--both OK Mexican brands--are all over the NG chain stores, i.e., Loblaws+NoFrills. The NoFrills at Mavis+Eglinton has a big Latino section worth exploring--found corn husks for tamales there a few months back.